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This revolver is for sale and this is a picture of its forcing cone.
Is it cracked or just a little rough looking? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Thanks - RME
 

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Yup, that's a forcing cone. I don't see a crack (which are extremely rare).
 

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At 6 O'clock in the picture appears to me to possibly be a small split/crack in the forcing cone. Not the best picture, but the only one available.
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Cracks I don't see, but there is a lot of erosion.


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From the general condition of the forcing cone, it looks like this gun has been fired a LOT. The photo isn't good enough to confirm a crack. If I were buying it, I would be very interested in B/C gap, endshake, peened cylinder notches and timing .... all the things that wear with round count. I've seen guns you could buy cheap but by the time you get them up and running reliable, you may have more bucks in it than a new gun.
 

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I thank everyone for their input. I decided not to risk the purchase of this particular
revolver. Great price but not worth the risk.
Thanks again - RME
 

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It looks like the revolver may have a high round count and has seen a lot of high velocity 125gr or lighter rounds using a slow burning powder. These rounds are often referred to as "flame throwers". A lot of erosion on the inner forcing cone. I tend to stay away from revolvers that are in that condition.
Good luck,
Howard
 
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